Contributions to our knowledge of the Hemipterous genera Dieuches Dohrn (Lygaeidae : Rhyparochrominae), Rhypodes Stål (Lygaeidae : Orsillinae) and Chinamiris Woodward (Miridae : Mirinae) with supporting papers on other Rhyarochrominae, Orsillinae and Miridae, other Hemiptera, and insects in other orders : application for the degree of Doctor of Science from Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
When the applicant was awarded a Sir Walter Mulholland fellowship in 1966, the opportunity arose for a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, where Professor G. G. E. Scudder was , and still is, working on the lygaeid subfamily Rhyrparochrominae of the World. Here was the chance to work on a large, difficult genus containing species from many different parts of the world, and thus make a major contribution in this area. The choice was between Dieuches Dohrn and Pachybrachius Hahr. because no other genus in the Rhyparochrominae contains anything like the number of species contained by thesetwo genera. The complex genus Dieuches was selected. On account of his teaching and other duties, Professor Scudder's available time for research was not unlimited, and as he put it, it would be a great help to him to have that genus thoroughly revised.
My training has been on Hemiptera, family Lygaeidae,with an M.Agr.Sc. thesis (Massey 1958) on Nysiushuttoni (White) - subfamily Orsillinae, and a Ph.D.thesis (University of London, 1962) on some Rhyparochrominae with special reference to their feeding habits.
This Doctor of Science comprises a number of published works, listed in the file attached. As such due to copyright restriction they are not included here but can be accessed individually from the publisher.